Sino-African relations can be traced back to the 14th century. Since the end of the Cold War, these relations have intensified as part of China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative. This is very beneficial for China, both for the economy and for increasing political support. This also helps expand its military strength and cultural influence.
Grace Obado is associate professor of international relations and sustainable development at IE University and Schiller International University. Her research interest is centred on African studies with particular focus on sustainable management of both human and natural resources, regional geopolitics and conflict resolution.
Previously, she worked as International Coordinator for ENIASA, European Network for Information and Action for Southern Africa.